2nd Place - Non-empirical Undergraduate
The Electrathon is a competitive electric vehicle endurance race. Each team is given a 1000kWhr battery and one hour to travel the longest distance. Therefore, the vehicles design can have a very large impact on its performance. There is also be strategy involved, such as knowing when to overuse power or save power. There are a great number of design aspects that go into a vehicle, but one of most important components is the drive train. Optimizing the design of the single transmission drive train is vital to enhance the performance of the electric vehicle. Through various calculations, the end seems to show how a small sprocket ratio can allow for less power at faster speeds.
Mr. Joseph Chretien
Copyright the Author(s)
"Tip of the Iceberg: Optimal Drive Train Qualities for Experimental Electric Vehicles,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2022, Article 46.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2022/iss2022/46